HAZMAT Medical Life Support – Basic Provider Course

Date:                     25 – 26 Feb 2016 (1.5 days)

Venue:                 Institute for Medical Simulation and Education


Target Audience

Emergency Physicians and Medical Officers posted to ED; Emergency Nurses; Doctors and Nurses from inpatient departments and other health care facilities who may be called out to the incident site as part of a medical team; Paramedics and Ambulance Officers


The Hazmat Medical Life Support Program – Basic Provider Course aims to provide education and training for medical, nursing and paramedical staff who may be called upon to respond and deal with a Hazmat incident. It provides a clinical approach to the triage, diagnosis and treatment to the emergency department (ED) of hospitals.


  • To educate and train first responders on the effects of hazardous chemicals on man.
  • To teach effective triage schemes and to prioritize the management of mass casualties in a Hazmat incident.
  • To provide standardized treatment for a Hazmat casualty.

Course Content

  1. Basic Toxicology Principles
  2. Clinical Effects from Chemical Agent & Industrial Hazmat Exposure
  3. Triage, Evaluation & Treatment of Chemical Warfare Agent & Industrial Hazmat Casualties
  4. The Clinical and Operational Approach to a Hazmat Casualty
  5. Practical Skills Station
  6. Hazmat Medical Response System
  7. Life Support Issues in Hazmat Casualties
  8. Care of the Contaminated Wound
  9. The Paediatric Hazmat Casualty
  10. Exposure to Biological Agents
  11. Clinical Effects and Management following Nuclear/Radiation exposure

How can you contribute after attending the course?

  1. Be part of the field medical team sent out from your hospital to the disaster site.
  2. To provide on site medical and nursing care to Hazmat casualties.
  3. Able to, if required, triage, evaluate and manage Hazmat casualties prior to decontamination at the disaster site.
  4. Able to serve at the triage point of hospital decontamination stations triaging contaminated casualties.
  5. Able to provide triages and initial management of Hazmat casualties in the emergency department following decontamination.

Course Overview

25th February 2016 – Morning

  • Introduction and historical perspectives
  • Basic toxicological principles
  • Clinical effects from industrial chemical exposure and triage, evaluation, and treatment of industrial chemical casualties
  • Clinical effects of chemical warfare agent exposure and triage, evaluation, and treatment of chemical warfare agent casualties
  • Skill stations

25th February 2016 – Afternoon

  • Hazmat medical response system 
  • Approach to the Hazmat casualty: triage, evaluation and treatment of chemical casualties
  • Personal protective equipment and decontamination
  • Provision of life support to a Hazmat casualty and management of open wounds
  • Hazmat and the paediatric patient
  • Skill stations

 26th February 2016 – Morning

  • Large scale radiation emergency management
  • Biological warfare agents
  • Skills stations
To register for this event, please click here.

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